County Executive Director - Hard-To-Fill

Department Of Agriculture Chatham , VA 24531

Posted 4 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

This position is located in the Pittsylvania County FSA Office, in Chatham, Virginia.

Per 27-PM, Par. 454, this vacancy is a hard-to-fill position and is being re-advertised.

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Responsibilities

  • Responsible for directing and managing program and administrative operations for one or more counties.

  • Carrying out permanent and ad hoc farm bill programs and policies established by USDA as well as crop insurance operations under policies established by the Risk Management Agency (RMA).

  • Providing basic FSA farm loan program services.

  • May perform additional farm loan program assignments based on authorities delegated.

  • Performing office and field activities as needed to accomplish program objectives.

  • Managing and directs activities of subordinate staff.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
12

  • Job family (Series)
    1101 General Business And Industry

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.

  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service Registered or Exempt.

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

  • Must be 18 years of age or 17 years of age for high school graduates.

  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.

  • Direct Deposit

  • Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.

  • Successful completion of one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period, if required.

  • Financial Disclosure Required (FSA-324).

Qualifications

Qualifications are in accordance with requirements in Handbook 27-PM.

Applicants must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date in the announcement, including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified below:

Per 27-PM, Par 454, to facilitate recruitment for the hard-to-fill vacancy, CED's specialized qualification requirements are waived. As this is a hard-to-fill vacancy, all candidates meeting the basic qualifications as listed in 27-PM, Par 458B will be deemed qualified for this vacancy.

You may start at the CO-07 level if you have one of the following qualifications:

  • One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience that demonstrates knowledge of administering segments of an agricultural program area and researching procedural content of new laws, amendments, and regulations for compliance. Some examples of how this experience may have been gained may include any of the following: experience in reviewing documents for accuracy and compliance with agricultural provisions; assisting staff in resolving program problems; serving as technical specialist; reviewing regulations to recommend an effective approach in resolving problems; developing reports, written and oral communications for managers; establishing effective relationships with representatives of public and private organizations or farmers' associations; or similar activities.

You may start at the CO-09 level if you have one of the following qualifications:

  • One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in providing program interpretation, and instruction for an agriculture program area or operational phases of farm loan programs. Such work experience included acquiring data and providing information to producers, farm loan borrowers and farming operations; writing summary reports; assisting staff with policy guidance; arranging and scheduling activities of subordinates to complete technical/clerical review.

You may start at the CO-11 level if you have one of the following qualifications:

  • One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in independently conducting agricultural operation or in participating in the overall administration of one or more agricultural program areas. Such work experience included actively participating in the development or implementation of local farm program policies; applying knowledge of agricultural principles; making presentations or providing training; planning and organizing work of lower level employees.

You may start at the CO-12 level if you have one of the following qualifications:

  • One year of specialized experience directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent office experience in a related activity at the next lower grade level. Experience in administering or significantly impacting administration of one or more agricultural programs. Such work experience included providing technical information and assistance regarding farm programs to representative of business and community groups; leading in the development of local farm program policies; manages all day-to-day operations of the office; employs subordinate staff.

Education

College Transcript: If you are qualifying based on education, submit a copy of your college transcript that lists college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. You must submit with your application package evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution was appropriately accredited by an accredited body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. Education standards. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process; however, if selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for instructions on submitting the transcript.


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County Executive Director - Hard-To-Fill

Department Of Agriculture